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New Year’s resolutions don’t come more popular than fit and wellness goals.

But with statistics showing more than 70% of us give up on exercise, South East Queenslanders are looking to try something new for their mental and physical fitness.

Planet Commando™ is a new indoor adventure centre at Yatala promising a unique fitness experience. Having spent ten years in the French para-commandos and another 22 years working in adventure parks, local owner Denis Payan has built with his wife Pascale and their sons Arno and Adrien, the ultimate thrill for South East Queenslanders who want the adventure of commando training.

“Obstacle and commando courses, like almost everything else in the fitness culture, have their origins in the military and in building stronger minds and esprit de corps,” said Denis.

“Planet Commando™ has enough to challenge anyone, but we also want to make sure it’s fun, exciting and safe for our guests of all ages.”

Fun and excitement don’t come much bigger than this. Crawl through an underground maze on the SAS course. Climb the Tower and slide down the flying rope on the Navy Seals course. Daredevils can get their adrenalin rush on the Ultimate High Ropes Course or the Big Air Jump.

With all equipment and safety training provided, guests have the option to select general admission tickets or even group bookings for team building activities.

“We’re excited to offer this new fitness experience to South East Queenslanders,” said Denis. “We know so many will be up for the adventure challenge in 2017 and we’re ready to take guest beyond what they think they’re capable of.”

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Planet Commando Discovery

Minimum 15 students
Grades 6-8

Duration: approx. 2.5 hours
Cost: $27 per student ($25 until 30.06.17)
1 Adult free of charge per 15 students


  • 1 Obstacle Course (Induction Zone)
  • 1 Ropes Courses (New Recruit)
  • Climbing and Abseiling Tower
  • Underground Maze
  • Challenge: Stunt Air Bag (lower platform – 4m high)

Planet Commando Ultimate Experience

Minimum 10 students
Grades 7-12+ 

Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
Cost: $35 per student
1 Adult free of charge per 10 students


  • 2 Ropes Courses (New Recruit and Ultimate)
  • 3 Obstacle Courses (Induction, SAS and Navy Seals)
  • Climbing and Abseiling Tower
  • Challenge: Stunt Air bag (lower platform – 4m high)

Products and Fees not available during weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Must be pre-booked and pre-paid. Payment should be made a week prior to the excursion date. On the day of visit, each participant must arrive with a consent form signed (by a parent or legal guardian if under 18).

I first encountered Planet Commando, purely by accident!

I was looking for something for my son and his teen buddies to do for a birthday outing! WOW! I was totally amazed and impressed. The boys were well supervised, taught the safety procedures and were challenged both physically and mentally with some of the activities. As I watched, totally in awe of their tenacity, I looked at this venue for my son’s high school and also the school that I work at. It has such potential for team building, not only with the students, but as a venue for Staff to form stronger bonds also.

Lesley Solar – Teacher, Windaroo State School